Every manager likes their employees to be confident, and sure of their skill sets.
But should confidence levels impact the approach you take in managing these key individuals?
As a high-demand segment of the workforce, engineering professionals have good reason for their positive outlook. But research completed by Kelly Services® confirms that the global engineering workforce shows signs of disengagement. Engineering employees today frequently think about switching jobs—with nearly seven in 10 intending to look for a new job in the next year.
Engineering employees who know their worth and feel they are in a good bargaining position are likely networking with prospective employers and considering alternative jobs. In fact, research shows that even happily employed workers are watching for new opportunities on a regular basis, and are building their personal brands on professional social media sites.